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Each chapter in this adapted history focuses on the life of a queer US American, from the 1500s to today. From Walt Whitman to Bayard Rustin to to Rita Mae Brown to Sylvia Rivera, the book only represents a small percentage of the LGBTQ folks who shaped our country. Sections in between chapters talk about bigger cultural movements, from the romantic same-sex friendships of the Victorian era to contemporary struggles for marriage equality and transgender rights. An excellent grounding in terminology, ideas, and the arc of history; adults stand to learn just as much as teens from this telling.

Queer History of the United States for Young People

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